News filtered through via Streetview at the beginning of the week that Bexley council in league with Transport for London are going to mess around with Northend Road, the A206 from Erith to Dartford. Local residents had received warning letters but there was nothing much on the council’s website at the time.
However yesterday they published the Legal Notice and things became a little clearer. Naturally now that Bexley council is raising income from No Right Turns, they are taking the opportunity to introduce a new one.
Traffic going towards Erith will not be allowed to turn right into Bridge Road.
There would be similar arrangements at the Colyers Lane junction.
I'm not familiar with current arrangements although I do recall being on a diverted 229 bus which had to go all the way to the Perry Street roundabout before it could use the other side of the dual carriageway to return to Colyers Lane. I’m not convinced that situation will be improved. The fact I’m not sure exactly what is going on may speak volumes for the clarity of Deputy Director Graham Ward’s notices.
TfL claims that allowing buses to right turn out of Bridge Road will save it £70,000 a year and is prepared to stump up a million pounds on the two traffic schemes.
The introduction of two new sets of traffic signals should work wonders for the flow of HGVs out of Erith, just as it has on Harrow Manorway.
Click the image below for a fairly good explanation of what delights Bexley council has in store for you.